Pacita Abad: Abstract Emotions: Curated by Prof. Dr. Edi Setdyawati, Museum Nasional Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia
As part of the year-long and worldwide celebration of the Philippine Centennial, commemorating 100 years of independence, the National Gallery in Jakarta presents an exhibition of the works of Philippine artist Pacita Abad at the National Museum, from April 29 to May 17, 1998.
The Minister of Education and Culture opened the exhibit called 'Abstract Emotions'. The one-woman show features Pacita's latest collection of paintings inspired by textiles from Yogjakarta and Sumba, trips to aboriginal lands in Australia's Northern Territory, and by the recent Montreaux Jazz Festival in Switzerland. As in most of her works, but especially in her abstractions, the artist who simply signs her canvases "Pacita" exults in the use of strong, brilliant colors in 'Abstract Emotions'.
100 years of freedom: from Batanes to Jolo, 1998Oil, acrylic, Philipppine cloth (abaca, pineapple, jusi and banana fibers; Baguio ikat; Batanes cotton crochet; Ilocano cotton; Chinese silk and bead; Spanish silk, Ilongo cloth; Mindanao beads; Zamboanga and Yakan handwoven cloth and sequins) stitched on dyed cotton222 x 197 in
564 x 500 cm
Through the looking glass, 1996Oil, acrylic, sequins, plastic buttons on stitched and padded canvas209 x 59 in
531 x 150 cm
PARTING ACHES, 1997
I PUT A SPELL ON YOU, 1997
SHE TOOK THE SHORT CUT, 1997